I am planning a “KTR shakedown” ride tomorrow. I will be heading out into the desert between Route 73 and Eureka. There are several jeep roads out there, and using Google Earth I mapped out a big 60 mile loop. The two main objectives I have for tomorrow are 1) Get my gear selection nailed down, and 2) get some long miles in at race pace. I have my Wingnut 3.0X prototype packed up just as I plan on having it for the KTR.
I loaded the pack this afternoon and it came in at 17 lbs. To heavy I think. I trimmed some fat, mostly in the form of liquid, and right now it sits at 12.5 lbs. That is more managable, but still a bit heavy. Tomorrow will be a good indicator I hope of what stuff is just coming along for the ride, and can be left home for the KTR.